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Dunton-Downer, Leslie

Overview
Works: 22 works in 65 publications in 9 languages and 3,086 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Music 
Roles: Creator, Librettist
Classifications: PR2976, 822.33
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Publications about Leslie Dunton-Downer
Publications by Leslie Dunton-Downer
Most widely held works by Leslie Dunton-Downer
Essential Shakespeare handbook by Leslie Dunton-Downer( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,651 libraries worldwide
For each of Shakespeare's plays, provides an introduction, list of characters, plot summary, notes on reading the play, and notes on seeing the play. Also includes an introduction to Shakespeare and his time; a genre overview for each of the four types of play--history, comedy, tragedy, and romance; and overviews of selected non-dramatic poems
The English is coming! : how one language is sweeping the world by Leslie Dunton-Downer( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 718 libraries worldwide
"Through the fascinating stories of thirty English words used and understood in nearly all corners of the globe, The English Is Coming! takes readers on an eye-opening journey across culture and commerce, war and peace, and time and space. These mini-histories shed new light on everyday words: the strange turns of fate by which their meanings evolved and their new roles as the building blocks of the first language ever to forge a global community. Exploring such familiar terms as shampoo (from a Hindi word for scalp and body hygiene long practiced in India); robot (coined by Czech painter Josef Capek for his brother Karel's 1921 play about man-made creatures); credit (rooted in a prehistoric phrase of sacred significance: "to put heart into"); and dozens of others, Dunton-Downer reveals with clarity and humor how these linguistic artifacts embody the resilience, appeal, adoptability, and wild inclusiveness that English, through a series of historical accidents, gained on its road to worldwide reach. These words explain not only how English has managed to link our distant and often disparate pasts but also how it is propelling humankind to a future that we can, for the first time, talk about and shape in a language that now belongs to all of us: Global English" --Cover, p. 2
Opera by Alan Riding( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Addressing seven languages, this definitive visual guide explores 400 years of music drama, from late-Renaissance Italy to the modern day; presents synopses of 160 operas from around the world; and discusses the lives of composers, from Monteverdi to Adams
Ligeia by Augusta Read Thomas( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Belladonna : an opera in two acts by Bernard Rands( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Oper ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Eyewitness Companions by Alan Riding( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
""There are many books on the market which provide detailed synopses of operas, but few which are as accessible to the casual reader as this one. It is lavishly illustrated and very comprehensive, full of fascinating snippets and not the least bit stuffy. No music lover's bookshelf should be without a copy." -- Bryn Terfel""Packed into every page of this book is the excitement of discovery, knowledge,taste and visual beauty. In some way, it all gives the reader the illusion of being at an actual performance."" -- Plácido Domingo ""Opera is a beautiful guide for opera enthusiasts as well as t
The obscene poetic self in Rutebeuf and Chaucer by Leslie Dunton-Downer( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The metaphor of the road in Pindaric poetry by Leslie Dunton-Downer( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare a jeho svět by Leslie Dunton-Downer( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Czech and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Shieikusupia vijuaru jiten ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Szekspir by Leslie Dunton-Downer( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Polish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Belladonna : an opera in two acts by Bernard Rands( score )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ooppera by Alan Riding( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Finnish and held by 1 library worldwide
Augusta Read Thomas's Ligeia ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
EWC - Opera by Alan Riding( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The complete visual guidebook to the great operas, their composers and performance history
Belladonna : a chamber opera in seven scenes by Bernard Rands( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Belladonna : an opera in two acts by Bernard Rands( score )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ligeia : [chamber opera in two acts based on the tale by Edgar Allan Poe] : including the original story Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe by Augusta Read Thomas( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Downer, Leslie Dunton-.
Downer, Leslie Linam Dunton-
Dunton-Downer, Leslie L.
Dunton-Downer, Leslie Linam
ダントン=ダウナー, レスリー
Languages
English (51)
French (3)
Japanese (2)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
Finnish (1)
Polish (1)
Spanish (1)
Czech (1)
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